Thibaut Bizel pictured in his warehouse at Haddon Hall in Derbyshire which is crammed with decorative antiques.

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Bizeul sells French decorative pieces including statuary and art and is an avid fairs exhibitor, mainly at IACF Newark and Ardingly plus Kempton Park and said these are strong for him with a high appetite from buyers for stock.

He also has a new venture, a shop in Newark called Grain@No 1.

“The first three months here have been amazing,” said Bizeul, who also lives in Kingsbridge.